Mount Prospect IL Real Estate

Mount Prospect is located along the I-90 just northwest of Des Plaines in the Golden Corridor. Its population tops 54,000 residents.  Main road of the area, Northwest Highway, was originally built in order to connect Chicago’s Jefferson Park and Barrington.

Originally established by Yankee farmers and German settlers in mid 1800’s, the area has grown into a robust suburb with that small town feeling. It went through few housing booms, initially in the 1920’s and then in 1950’s.  Among the typical ranches and split levels from that time, one can find some large colonials and mansions of recent times.

The suburb is home to Rundhurst Mall. Currently going through a renovation, it is one of the largest outdoor shopping centers in the Chicagoland area. Mount Prospect has number of award winning schools and attracts families with school age children. It also offers its residents a great park district and a state of the art library.